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SUNDAY, JANUARY 5, 1958 THE PHAROS-THIBUNE and LOGANSPORT PRESS, LOGANSPORT, INDIANA PAGE FIVB Ttff GOLDf/tf yf ARS Forced Retirement? 'We Don't Like It! panics are retiring some 65-year- old men whose experience and wisdom are worth fortunes." By THOMAS COLLINS Business firms that say employees must retire at age 60 or 65 and a Social Security that says a retired person can't make more than $1,200 a year go into the new year| n Mr. Haskell, a^ corporation staff saying more of the same. '' "~ 1 ""° "" 11 " And in the name of common sense a good many people are asking why. This is what some who read this column think: "Executives who are not yet 65," says Robert R. White, "are enforcing the business policies which decree that the people who are 65 must take a pension and go. There is a psychological factor involved there. But let's not get into that.'Do these executives not realize that they are perpetuating policies that are going to slit their own throats? They, too, unless somebody has changed the rules, will be 65 in time. And executives, more than anybody, don't want to retire." Mr. White, who describes himself as a former "white-collar straw boss" for a corporation, is living near Santa Barbara, Calif., on a retirement income of $285 a month and a nest egg of $8,700. "Anybody who has worked with people," says "knows that a Donald Haskell, company policy which forces people to retire at 60 or 65 is a fine device for sweeping useless and contrary old folks out of the joint. But the broom also catches 85-year-old people who are not useless, contrary or old. And I dor.'t think there is a company in the land which can prove that its gain from getting rid of the bad is as large as its loss from kicking out the good . . . Corn- - , . - j i • •» 1"--11 A GMi CUJC711L VUlllCa, klivjr l^AJJti-l, n/ 1UU » v HJ-.il ij«j.m_. v». stantly needs new ideas and tne wheels t(J a new setting> probab]y Arizona . They'l stay there if ™* °,., ,,:I5 e ™J?., '° ™°l! thfi y lik e it as much as they expect to, or they will try another measures. Rectpe File Answer to Previous Puzzle { ACROSS 1 Poached —— on toast 4 pop 8 Leg of 12 Shad 13 Eager 14 Wing-shaped 15 Salt 16 Enter 18 Bunting BO Start again El Fox 22 Beam c 24 Dry 26 Vipers 27 War god 30 Superficial covering 82 Gazes fixedly 34 Ancient Urla 35 Get free 36 Legal matters 37 Recedei 3S Greek .,- mountain 4C Gaelic 41 Circle part 42 con carne 45 Glossier 49 Permit holders Bl Feminine undergarment 62 Fish sauce S3 Relate 94 Mouth part 85 Greatest quantity J6 French girl friend J7 Abstract being DOWN I Gaelic 3 Source of milk 3 Desserts 4 Savory 5 Baking chamber 6 Eating places 7 Fruit drink 8 Household gods 8 Masculine appellation 10 Partner 11 Ferment 17 Meetings 19 Fashions 23 Church recesses 24 State 25 Counsel 26 Nomada Lj T S &<=> R.E = N f-r £ A T VI 2 A * £ s m N) fs p r? E R L_ O P A T F= 1 N M ^ A, sj y E -// T 0 T O T T :•<" •/.:• Y e. A ^ E * T M B * T '••>• E= | •s; C A C E V 7 £ -i ^ L_ A •i f. >, B O T v/ T A /f: * T A r-i 0 N E ''/< ,;?- c=> u O L> /. f B M te g N A VA •#. L. t= N P t- A P !s T E± M A Q E — -<, A * p i u A _ \ B \- A l=£ E E 5§ E T V B t =t RE E old folks out and youngr folks in. Don't companies know it is the mature employees—age 60 or beyond—who are best at accepting and activating new ideas? "People under 55 are the ones who usually stomp new ideas to death. By age CO and beyond, an employee, even if he's tooo tired to dream dreams himself, is usually tolerant of those who do." Another Argument Another one—George B. McKel- don, a retired insurance man now living in the Ozarks: "When they retired me, I pro- 27 Bad tempered 42 chowder 28 Corded fabrics 43 Seaport in 29 On water SI Eye medication S3 Oak seed 38 Be suitable 40 Choose 41 Corridor Hawaii •44 Frosts 46 Sun (prefix-) 47 Ireland 48 Knocks fio Musical direction IT V t f T Mobile Homes Practical For Retired People BL BEULAH STOWE , MRS. ANNA LINDQUIST found her nine-room house too big for her after her husband died four years ago. She sold the house and its one-acre lot, with the provision that she be allowed to rent trailer space for $10 a month from the new owner, for as long as she wanted it. She bought a 40-foot mobile home—not to travel in—but to stay home in. She wanted to remain close to her friends and her two children. But she had to keep her monthly expenses low and she had to find a way of living which would make housekeeping easier. Many retired people, like Mrs. Lindquist, are finding mobile ) homes suitable for their living needs. lawyer, is retired in Alabama. He has stocks and bonds. Policies Are Poppycock A man named J, B. MeConnell, who is two years out into retirement and who commutes between Brownsville, Tex., and Bradenton, Fla., in a. trailer, thinks some companies are falling back on poppycock in trying to justify! 'Mr."and~MrsT S"'F" sold"their"house last year and bought a 10- their arbitrary retirement policies. "One of the silliest excuses enow for retiring people at 65, he says, "is that a company con- s -j foot-wide mobile home. Mr. F. will be retired in two years. They „ iwanted to test trailer life ahead of time, and they have found it 'satisfactory. When retirement comes, they expect to move their home on 3 W. German Schools Combat Communism BONN, Germany (UP) — Three special schools have been established in West Germany to combat Communist subversion. But they are not .concerned with the strange, half-world of spies, underground couriers, and state secrets. Their purpose is to counter the Communist attack in the world of ideas, and to prepare Western minds for service on the ideological battleground. study the legal basis of Communist states. Addressing the institute recently, Bundestag (Parliament) Vice President Richard Jaeger said that in the Soviet Union and its satellite states law was an instrument of the ruling class, designed to uphold the power of the Communist Party, and linked neither legally nor morally to any independent standards. He warned that the real danger Opening the "Eastern College" i to the West would come when the in Cologne, West German Interior | soviet Union had in some mcas- Minister Gerhard Schr.oeder' warned that Communism's main aim remained world revolution. It was not enough, he added, to fight Communism by "laws, court decisions and administrative . section of the country. Moving will present no housing problems. | so be waged on the political and The S. F.'s do not plan to be constant travelers. Their trailer, ! intellectual level where the ideology and half-truths of Communist doctrine could be weighed in the jalance and compared to the ideals of Western democracy. tested. And the argument I got was that young men in the organization had to have a chance. And the only way they could advance was for the old men to retire. In fact the smart young men might quit if the retirement policy was dropped. "I don't see the profit of swap-! ping a smart old man for a smart! young one. Anyway, if a company! has all its marbles, it can find The straggle must Bi- because of its width, will be hauled to its destination by a professional towing company. Retired people who use mobile homes for seasonal traveling usually prefer narrower trailers, 25 to 35 feet in length. Many trailer parks cater to retired people, and at least two of the largest parks in Florida have a rule that ON"LY retired people can be accepted as residents. There are 1,100,000 mobile homes in 'the United States today, housing more than three million people. Q_"We own our house, worth about $16,000 today, and we expect to be retired on a small pension next year. Can we do anything with our investment -in the house which will help us live from month to month?"—S. D. N. A—Consider selling your home and buying a duplex or two- family home for about Ihc same price. This will enable you to earn income on your property—and all the more profit if you can take care of the maintenance yourself. Expect to Complete Delphi Armory Soon DELPHI—Work on' the new $239,ways to keep the young men 1948 National Guard Armory here happy. With money, for instance." And this—from a 64-year-old man who has one year before he must go: "The normal man coming up to age 60 and knowing he'll have to retire at 65 starts thinking about his heart and his stomach. And wonders why he should break his neck from here on in. He's got nowhere to go. And he's not likely to be fired. "Compulsory retirement policies are making highclass goldbricks out of a lot of good 60-year-old men . . . and doing companies a great deal of harm." These comments have been selected from hundreds, all of them in the same theme. I do not find anywhere any people who were forced to retire who like it. Most of them grow philosophical about it after a while and discuss it calmly. But the Social Security limitation is progressing. It is expected to be completed this spring. shower, public rest rooms. Capt. Dan Clawson, commander .of the unit, said earlier that the I new armory will mean better train- The armory is being built in! ing facilities for the unit and he South Delphi on a four-acre plot. It will be one of the most modern in Indiana. In addition to the building, which will be 100 feet wide by 150 feet long, there will be a surfaced driveway and parking area, and landscaping. The drill room will be 100 by 70 feet with a target alcove at the rear. There will be four officers' rooms, about 15x15 feet each, and three classrooms, 28x30 feet. Facilities include a kitchen, lockers, on the amount of money a retired person can make is something else. At least half the comments I hear about that have profanity in them. (COPYRIGHT 1958, GENERAL FEATUR1S CORP.) believes it will aid in increasing the present strength of his unit about 30 per cent. There are now 84 enlisted men and four officers in the unit, Company B, 293 Infantry Regiment, 38th Division. This includes men from all of Carroll county and some in White and Tippecanoe counties. Architects for the building were Fleck, Queibe, and Reed, of Indianapolis. Contractor is Construction Associates, Inc., of Logansport. Of the total cost of the armory, $174,050 will be paid by the Federal Government and the remainder by the state. The local guard unit will be required to finance a day room at a cost of $1,500. The armory can be leased by the public for special occasions, Clawson said. Has Precedent The Cologne College, patterned on Britain's Wilton Park where Germans studied democratic processes after World War II, has 10 resident professors who arrange the week-long courses, while some 60 experts on Soviet affairs, both German and foreign are available as guest lecturers. Subjects dealt with include dialectical materialism, Soviet economic development, the church under Communist rule, natural science in the Soviet Union, and a general outline of Russia history. The college is designed to attract persons who, by virtue of their positions in public life, can best counter the Communist ideological attack. These include trade ynionists, judges, teachers, journalists and churchmen of all denominations. Investigate Legal Base A second school—the "institute for eastern law"—has been established in Munich, especially to ure matched Western material progress and was ready for an all-out offensive on the ideological front. The third school, the "Institute for Eastern Churches," which is attached to the theological faculty of M-uenster's Wilhelm University, has a more limited aim of studying the history of the Protestant church in Germany's eastern territories, and making its findings available to church communities. I acyW. Kinnaman Dies At Hospital Mrs. Tacy Wheeler Kinnaman, 64, of 221 Barron street, wife of Delbert Kinnaman and an employe at the RBM plant for 31 years, died at 7:12 a.m. yesterday at St. Joseph's hospital, after ar. illness of five and a half weeks. A native of Cass county and a lifetime resident of Logansport and the county, she was born Nov. 16, 1893, to Wheeler and Elizabeth (Krieder) Leffel. She was married June 24, 1914, to Delbert Kinnaman, who survives. She also leaves two daughters, Mrs. Elda Spencer, route 1, Hoyal Center, and Mrs. Phyllis Sera, route 4, city; two sons, Arthur of route 3 and Richard of Walton; 10 grandchildren and a great- grandchild. Friends may call at the Fisher funeral home, where final rites will be conducted at 2: HO p.m. Monday with the Rev. M. L. Robinson in charge. Interment will be made in Mount Hope cemetery. Read the Classified Ads confidential CASH LOANS quickly! Open Wednesday Afternoon 226 S. Third St., Logansport 2S5S JANUARY WHITE SALE! 408-10 East Market Our Regular $1 'Lady Carroll' BRAS c • 4 Popular Styles • Strapless • Uplift Type • Padded Cup • Circle Stitched • Superior Workmanship Lady Carroll Bras fit beautifully. Mad* of superior quality Broadcloth. A, B, C Cups. 5iz«fl 32 to 40. Quality Broadcloth "ELLIE" BRAS 2 88 An Outstanding Value Made in one of your favorite stylos. Cups are cirule-stitched for uplift. White only. Sizes 32-40; A, B, C. STREET HOOK BENNETT'S ANNUAL YOUR OLD LIVING ROOM OR BEDROOM SUITE IS WORTH *40 as a trade-in on <a new suite. 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